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Ethics focus of events at Olivet College
Mar 07, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. Ethics in Todays Society will be the topic of discussion during a series of events planned at Olivet College Wednesday, March 16. A panel of area and state leaders will begin the day discussing ethical and responsible behavior from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Mott Auditorium. Lynn Brewer, Enron whistleblower and author of House of Cards: Confessions of an Enron Executive, will present as part of the colleges Lecture and Symposium Series at 1:30 p.m. in the Upton Center.

Panel members include:


Jack Roberts, executive director of the Michigan High School Athletic Association


Michele Samuels, vice president and general auditor of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan


Belinda Thurston, assistant managing editor of the Lansing State Journal


William Wagner, J.D., director of the Center for Ethics and Responsibility at

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing


During the lecture, Brewer will discuss her decision to blow the whistle on the illegal activities she witnessed while working at Enron. In her nearly three years with the company, she was responsible for risk management in energy operations, the e-commerce initiatives for Enrons water subsidiary, and competitive intelligence for Enron broadband services. She witnessed numerous instances of illegal happenings including bank fraud, espionage, power price manipulation and gross overstatements to the press, public and financial world.

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call (269) 749-7164.


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